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How to Plan for a Kitchen Island Addition January 30, 2019

How to Plan for a Kitchen Island Addition, ,

With the kitchen being one of the most important parts of the home, it is often the primary focus of home remodeling projects. A popular option for kitchen remodeling is to add an island. Here are some important items to consider if this is on your project’s itinerary. 


An island installation will have a major impact on your available floorspace. While a large island may seem appealing, you don’t want to make the mistake of installing one that is too big. This can greatly restrict available walkways and make your kitchen feel cramped.

Because of this, many contractors say the structure should use a maximum of 10% of the kitchen’s square footage. You can find this measurement in your home’s floor plans or by using a measuring tape. Also, take measurements to ensure there will be enough space between the island and other walls, cabinets, or appliances.

Use & Functionality

kitchen remodelingThough many homeowners use a kitchen island exclusively for extra counter and cabinet space, other installation options can make it one of the most exciting parts of your kitchen remodeling. For example, modern kitchen islands frequently feature stovetop installations or sinks. 

Though these add-ons can certainly prove handy, they will impact more than just the island design. A new kitchen sink will require extensive plumbing work. A stovetop will need new gas or electrical connections, as well as an exhaust hood. You’ll want to consider how such elements will affect the cost of your kitchen remodeling project.


If you need help with your next kitchen remodeling or home improvement project, turn to Henry’s Services. Serving the Greater Anchorage, AK, area since 1962, this locally owned business is dedicated to helping your home unlock its full potential through high-quality remodeling work. To learn more about what their licensed, bonded, and insured contractors can do for you, visit them online or call (907) 344-4200.

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